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All employees who offer for sale, display for sale, sell, or offer for lease, motor vehicles for a licensed motor vehicle or leasing dealer. Licenses are renewed bi-annually.
Applications shall be denied for reasons listed in Ohio Revised Code 4517.12 and Ohio Administrative Code 4501:1-3-09 which include:
Applicants must submit an application immediately upon being hired by a dealer, and are prohibited from offering for sale, displaying for sale or selling motor vehicles until licensed. Applications must be complete and notarized.
All applicants must submit:
For the circumstances described above, applicants must submit:
All persons wishing to sell at an approved sales event must hold a salesperson license prior to the event. Each salesperson shall carry the license and exhibit upon demand to any inspector of the bureau, pursuant to O.R.C. 4517.10.
Please see Applicant Eligibility above. All applicants must submit:
Persons who have not held a valid Ohio Salespersons License during the past 12 months are considered new/first applicants and must submit the items listed above as well as a Criminal History Record (see Criminal History Record Requirements).
Please see descriptions above. The dealer holding the event may expedite the process of transferring and/or renewing a salesperson license by using our online services. Payment may be made by using electronic check.
Please contact us at (614) 752-7636 or email us at Dealers Support.
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Fax: (614) 752-7220
Ohio BMV Dealer Licensing
PO Box 16521
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521
In Person (Drop-off Services ONLY)
Ohio Department of Public Safety
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Applications or paperwork may be dropped off near the security desk. All paperwork that requires payment, cash, check or money orders are accepted; however, no receipt will be available.
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